Spring Cleanup

The commute into work this morning through the Plateau was a flurry of blue collar activity. I easily saw a dozen people picking up winter garbage off the street along with three street sweepers picking up some of that gravel. The east side of the Main had been swept clean overnight and they were in the process of cleaning up the west side. Was this part of the mayor’s initiative to clean up the city or is this an annual occurance that I haven’t been privy to? My cynical side also wonders if it purposely took place during rush hour for maximum exposure.

2 Comments so far

  1. JELIEL³ (unregistered) on March 21st, 2006 @ 11:11 am

    It’s PR or even worse. The other day, in the absence of snow, they were clearing the 1 inch of leftover snow ON THE 40 during rush hour which slowed traffic to a near halt. Then they were all working on March 1st clearing the snow. Why? Because come march they get paid overtime (double time)

    Sometimes I dream of privatisation, just to slap the blue collars around.

  2. Strange (unregistered) on March 22nd, 2006 @ 11:16 am

    Jeliel, I second that!
    No matter how big of comie I am, but all the public sector unions are seriously getting on my nerves.
    I think we need (a) Goverment(s) that will be able to tell the public unions to shove it and to finally create a universal law for equity.. not just the lame male/female equity but universal-covered equity. Meaning that a cashier at McDonald’s should get paid the same salary as the cashier let’s say in the Casino.

    I don’t know where I got this from, starting with a silly cleanining up action… sorry guys :).

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